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Thursday, 10 June 2010

Mohanthal-A gujarati sweet dish.


Mohanthal-A gujarati sweet dish made from chickpea flour roasted  in ghee( clarified butter) and sweetened with sugar syrup. Beautifully Garnished with chopped almonds and flavoured with saffron and cardamom this delectable sweet is rich in taste and delicious.

Ingredients:

1 cup besan (chickpea flour)
1 tablespoon ghee
1 tablespoon milk.
4 tablespoons ghee ( for roasting)
1 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

For Sugar syrup:

¾ cup sugar
½ cup water
Pinch saffron

For garnish:

1 tablespoon slivered almonds
½ teaspoon saffron
1.5 teaspoons kus kus (poppy seeds).

Method:

1. Warm the milk and one tablespoon ghee and rub into the besan to form a bread crumb type mixture.(This is known as giving the flour drabo) Leave for 30 minutes.
2. Using a sieve with large holes sieve the besan mixture to form grainy texture similar to coarse semolina. Keep aside.
3. In a heavy bottom pan add the sugar and water and bring to boil add the saffron. When sugar syrup reaches one thread consistency take off heat and keep aside.
4. In a another pan add the 4 tablespoons ghee and roast the prepared besan till a sweet aroma fills room and besan is golden brown in colour.


5. Remove the flour from the heat and slowly add the warm sugar syrup and keep stirring the mixture till it starts to thicken.
6. Once all the syrup is added return the mixture to heat and stir for 2-3 more minutes. Add the cardamom and nutmeg
7. Oil a thali / dish and pour the mixture into the dish. Smooth over with the back of a spoon and garnish with almond slivers, sprinkle with saffron and kus kus. Smooth over with the back of a spoon again and leave to set for few hours.


8.Cut Mohanthal into desired shapes. Store in an air tight container.Eat within one week.



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47 comments:

  1. Hey wow thats a yummy sweet....nice one...

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  2. Yummy traditional sweet, looks delicious.

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  3. I have tasted this beautiful mohanthal long back, quite an elegant sweet, lovely presentation as well..

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  4. I had forgotten about Mohan Thal.. Yours looks so pretty! Should make sometime. Nice reminder! :)

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  5. sweet dish looks awesome....very tempting..very nice presentation..this dish is very new to me ...thank dear for this wonderful post i will surely try this ...

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  6. This is definitely not an usual chickpea sweets. Looks utterly tempting!

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  7. Nayana

    Mohanthal looks really good. I haven't tried yet.I think it will be tasted slighter variation of mysoore pack.

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  8. looks simply yummy..i want to eat it now :(

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  9. I have never tasted this one.. But looks delicious...

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  10. I have had it once and OMG, it was sooooooooo rich and delicious. Thanks for the recipe, will try to make sometime :)

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  11. Looks fabulous,yummy sweet..Superb pic.

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  12. I love mohan thaal, mouthwatering pics..I've made few times, every single time diffrent taste comes..lol..sometimes chewy, sometime turns out dry..I think I'm not making chasni properly...If there is some left I'll visit you..;-))

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  13. Looks so yuumy sweet dish.
    Irresistable!!!

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  14. did u get my comment .. please delete this one if u did :)

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  15. i was craving for a sweet right now and thats when i see ur post...wow .. thanks to u now i have to satisfy my craving :)....great pics...:)

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  16. What a delightful sweet. Looks so delicious :-)

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  17. looks similar 2 a halwa is it? im sure it tasted awesome

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  18. Never tasted this sweet, looks like halwa as Nisha said..Lovely..

    Love Kairali sisters

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  19. Nayna

    Your Mohanthal looks great too!! I love the way you took your photographs with the three pieces...I'll have to copy that style. The recipe is perfect! Shame we live so far from each other or else, I would have popped round to taste the mohanthal.

    Mina

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  20. Iam sure must be very tasty....nice click

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  21. Mohanthalal looks yummy, lovely presentation

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  22. ummm yummy !! simply delicious...just feeling like grabing one..have bookmarked will try it out soon ..

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  23. mohanthal..dear my favorites..made it several times....but due to amt of ghee the flour drinks..i m afraid of making it again..acyually it takes 1/2c to 1 c of besan..so didnt dare to try..but ur recipes looks less caloric.and still perfect.with 5 tblsp of ghee...wil try soon..looks divine...u make me drooooooooool droooooool...just le tme knw when u r making it next..wil visit u for sure....haha..lovley

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  24. reminds me of festivals in India.. It has been long since I had them..

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  25. Cute name for a sweet! It looks really yummy..

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  26. sounds new to me.cute presentation too

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  27. Very delectable & beautiful prepared..... Temptingly presented & captured to deliver the taste for all of us..... I am too impressed by this sweet..... & would wanna try it too..... Those well cut pieces unfold their delicacy so well....

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  28. I have tasted this sweet in my friends home...Nice presentation and pictures.

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  29. Mohanthal is my favorite sweet! Usually I used to munch from sweetshops! Home-made versions are much healthier!

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  30. I feel like picking up one piece from there... it looks so tempting...

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  31. Hey.. this is my fav.. I too make this recipe.. looks soo tempting and delicious.. :)

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  32. I love this traditional sweet ...I once had this at my friend's place. Looks delicious. Lovely presentation as well.....

    Deepa

    Hamaree Rasoi

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  33. wow..they looks amazing!! great pics too...

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  34. mohanthaal sounds new to me..but looks very rich and mouthwatering dessert...very tempting pics!

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  35. wow!wat a beautiful presentation!luv mohanthal...looks perfect

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  36. have never tasted Mohanthal... this looks great and will try it out!

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  37. I have seen the recipe for Mohanthal in my MIL's recipe diary. Never thought it could be a Gujarathi dish. The recipe sounds intersting... Thanks for sharing a traditional recipe.

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  38. Dear nayana
    I love this sweet, but didn't know the process..I am going to make it soon. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice weekend

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  39. I love sweet food flavoured with cardamom and I love Indian sweets so I'm sure this is delicious.

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  40. oh wow, I've never seen anything like this!

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  41. oh wow, I've never seen anything like this!

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  42. Yummy Yummy Yummy!!!!Mouthwatering recipe.....

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